Special Districts Generally

ORS 198.945
Trustees for dissolved district

  • records to county clerk
  • limitation on further elections


Upon canvassing the vote after the election, if it appears that a majority or more of the votes cast approve dissolution, the district board shall declare the district dissolved. The board shall thereupon constitute a board of trustees who shall pay the debts or procure releases thereof and dispose of the property of the district. If the dissolved district was located wholly within the limits of one county, the board of the dissolving district may designate the county board as the board of trustees for the purpose of winding up the affairs of the district. If a majority of the votes cast at the election is against dissolution, the district board shall declare the proposal lost and cause the result of the vote to be made a part of the records of the district. In either case, the results of the election shall be certified to the county board immediately after the canvass of the vote.


If dissolution is approved, after the affairs of the district have been fully settled, all books and records of the district shall be deposited by the board of trustees in the office of the county clerk of the county. At the same time, the board of trustees shall execute under oath, and file with the county board, a statement that the district has been dissolved and its affairs liquidated. From the date of the statement, the corporate existence of the district is terminated for all purposes.


If a majority of the votes cast are against dissolution, no further election for dissolution shall be called by the board, upon petition or upon a resolution of the board, prior to the expiration of one year from the date of the election on dissolution. [1971 c.727 §54]

Attorney General Opinions

Duties and authority of trustees, (1972) Vol 35, p 1059


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